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Lethal Albino Cobra on the Loose in Los Angeles Community

The hunt is on in a Los Angeles community for a lethal albino cobra.

California Fish and Wildlife Department officers are searching for a deadly albino cobra in Thousand Oaks, an affluent suburb southeast of Los Angeles.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the cobra was last seen after it bit a dog. A Cobra bite can kill an animal or a human in roughly an hour’s time. The dog was lucky to survive. Residents are warned to keep their pets inside until the snake is found.

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The cobra reportedly escaped from the home of its owner, who lives in the neighborhood but has not been identified.

I have no idea why someone would want to keep a lethal albino cobra in their home, but then again, I don’t like snakes. Jay Brewer, the owner of a local reptile zoo who clearly likes snakes, shared a similar sentiment with the Los Angeles Times.

“I am very disturbed,” Brewer said. “I don’t think there is anything positive about finding a monocled cobra.”

Monocled cobras have an o-shaped ring on the hood surrounding their heads. Found primarily in South and Southeast Asia, they are considered one of the deadliest snakes in the world.

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Lethal Albino Cobra on the Loose in Los Angeles Community